How is it that registering a domain name of on is so cheap?

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My first question is: How is it that registering a domain name of on is so cheap?.

My next question is: Hi guys,.

Non hypothetical question. I'm making a series of online health articles, and wanted room for it to grow into something bigger. Looking for a name that seems trustworthy, big (and I guess advertisable-on, if it gets to go that way). I'm not thinking only US, but happy to go a US name if it's the best option.

What would you chose as the best from:. .com. / .org.

Or perhaps go some other direction?.

Opinions on this would be great..

Comments (11)

Your question was: How is it that registering a domain name of on is so cheap?.

- Nice, but a bit long and it will be prone to typos.

I would probably go with this one. for some reason people trust .org and it's related to health and also the HostGator is quite descriptive...

Comment #1

Encyclopedia is prone to typos, plus if I recall correctly, our friends on the other side of the pond spell it "Encyclopaedia"..

Comment #2

It implies both breadth and authority and is depersonalizing in title..

U.S. coupled with .org, which denotes a non-profit or public service organization, in the minds of most, would be the best call.


Comment #3

Easy to Spell, Not to bad to to brand either...

Comment #4

Yikes! this sounds like the debate going on in my head, all good points!.

Memorability is another factor, so people can remember what it is - and to be able to get back there.

Ok, 100NP$ prize for this game and/ or eternal NP-name-picker-glory to the person who convinces me the best way to go.

There was a recent entry via PM (to very graciously let me grab it before it's posted here) - / .org - by Trips o_O No Limit..

Comment #5

If you are planning on making it big,I would try to find a .com (you can still name it the .org,but atleast own .com too).I dont like the dictionary one(doesnt fit well,ITs not a dictionary).I do like MyHealthEncyclopedia but like others said it is prone to typos.That is the one I choose off your list though.I do like but like I said I think you should have .com.I took a little time and looked around for some available names but it was very hard to find anything decent available.I am sending you a couple by PM allthough I really dont like any of them all that much but maybe you will.GL..

Comment #6



How do those sound?.....

Comment #7

I recommend going with a 2 word HostGator maximum. avoid "the" "of" "and" etc..

Good luck! at the end of the day a 20 word HostGator can work if you have updates/content/audience of course...

Comment #8

Some recent suggestions:.

Kudos to scoops22.

Another thought I had was to go brandable when there's no standout generic:.

Comment #9

Thanks to everyone who contributed, i've gone through and added reps to everyone whom I could.

In the end I haven't changed my original thought - to develop more thinly and broadly, and to put longer articles on (which I link to).

I won't be big enough for the typos to be a problem for a good long while, if they do i'll probably also have enough $ to afford a better name. i'll also hang on to them in case I change my mind (but offers welcome!).

Hard to pick a winner for the prize - but snoops22 went out with some great searching efforts, so let's call him the best NP name picker for june 08!..

Comment #10

Thanks SoggyIndo, Im honored.It was no problem,I enjoyed it.I wish you much success with your sites.GoodLuck,TakeCare...

Comment #11

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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